Toledo Meeting Closes: Large Crowd in Attendance for Final Days Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-29


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TOLEDO MEETING CLOSES Large Crowd in Attendance for Final Days Racing. Esist View Defeats Brilliant llay In 3Iain Contest Sparkling Finishes aiarlicd the Sport. TOLEDO, Ohio, October 28. A large crowd was in attendance for the closing days racing here and the finishes were of the closest order. The followers of Fator were again ser.t away to a good start when that clever rider won the first two races at good odds. The feature race of the day, the Toledo Times Handicap, at about three-quarters, brought together the best horses at the course. J. J. Russells recent purchase. East View, bred at James Butlers East View Farm in isew York, was returned a winner for his new owner, but only after a stirring finish, in which he lasted long enough to out-st?.y Brilliant Ray. i After considerable delay at the barrier, due to the fractious behavior of Bobby Allen, the field was dispatched in good order. East View soon raced into the lead and was taken under restraint, closely followed by Brilliant Ray. This order was maintained until well in the homestretch, when Brilliant 3ay made his challenge, but Burns still had some left and kept East View going long enough to get the verdict by a neck at the finish. Aside from the main feature much interest was manifested in the decision of the third and fifth races. Both were sparkling contests, with the results in doubt until the final strides. In the third Money, after following Assyrian Queen in close pursuit from the rise of the barrier, caught and passed the pacemaker in the last few yards to score by a close margin. The finish of the fiftn race was of a sensational order, the proverbial blanket would have easily covered Smart Money, Shoreacres and Whippet, which finished in the order named, separatee only by inches. It was a beautiful contest and not until the official placing was announced were the spectators sure of the winner. The winner of the opening dash carrne from the stable of T. Hodge in Squaw Chief, a daughter of Harmonicon, bred by W. R. Coe at his Wyoming ranch. Squaw Chief ran a good race, coming from the rear with a rush entering the stretch, overtaking the I V pacemaker, Momentum, in the last eighth and after passing him easily drew away. Momentum tired badly after setting the pace throughout and barely saved second place from Vanessa Welles. M. Fator rode the winner and great was the rejoicing among his large following, as Squaw Chief paid ?5.30 for the usual ?2 ticket. Again in the second race M. Fator was astride the winner when he brought home old Cock o the Main first by two lengths. Batty H. threatened to run away with the race, but after holding a commanding lead to the final eighth gave way before the vigorous finish of Fator. Captain Burns was third, a length ahead of the favorite, Arrow Point, which ran below expectations. Another thrilling struggle came with the running of the sixth race, at a mile and an eighth, in which the veteran Duke Ruff outstayed Bill Hunley in a hotly contested finish, only a head separating the pair as they dashed across the winning line. At the close of todays meeting judge F. W. Gcrhardy leaves for his home in Detroit ; W R. Norvell goes to Baltimore, J. Carey to New Orleans, and judge Murphy, as previously announced, journeys to Chicago. Jockey Garrett and H. S. Jones go to Tijuana, as does W. R. Booker. The horses belonging to M. Smith, B. B. Rico, S. Doyle and Cain and Sanford go to Henderson, Ky. Jockey M. Fator, leading rider at the present meeting, leaves tonight for Pimlico, where he will ride free lance. Fator rode twenty winning races here, being well in the lead of all other riders.

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